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Haute Route: Champex to Arolla June 2018  

slide show… For this year’s trek, we decided to do our own variant of the classic glacier Haute Route, but missing out both the Chamonix and Zermatt ends. Day 1: Champex to Cabane d’Orny (2811m) We took the Champex chair lift to La Breya, and did the short walk up to Cabane d’Orny (2811m). Distance: » read more »

Bernese Oberland Haute Route July 2017  

For this year’s glacier trek we blatantly adapted KE Adventure’s Bernese Oberland Haute Route West and East trips. Day 1:Les Diablerets to the Cabane Prarochet (2555m) We took the Col du Pillon cable car to Sex Rouge (2945m) glacier plateau below the Les Diableret mountain ridge. We had planned to climb the peak but due to very thick fog we decided » read more »

Winter & Easter 2017: Scotland  

For February we spent a week in Glencoe battling Storm Doris, even so we managed to get: Sgòr na h – Ulaidh  994m The Beinn a’Bheithir Ballachulish pair via the col from the north side:  Sgòrr Dhearg 1024m and Sgòrr Dhonuill 1001m Creise 1099.8m and Meall a’Bhuiridh 1108m in deep fresh snow. At Easter we stayed » read more »

Glacier Fest: Austria Stubai & Ötztal – June 2016  

Week 1: Stubai Glacier Route For our first week we did most of the Stubai Glacier Route around Neustift & the Stubaital in Austria. Day 1: Neustift to Franz Senn Hut (2147m) We took the local taxi service to Oberissalm at the head of the valley and had an easy walk up to the Franz Senn Hut (2147m). Ascent: » read more »

Arran – Easter 2016  

This Easter we went to the Isle of Arran Scotland, and we climbed: Beinn Tarsuinn (826m) & Cir Mhor (799m)  via Beinn Nuis (792m) with some unexpectedly heavy snow fall. Beinn Bharrain – Mullach Buidhe (721m) &  Beinn Bhreac (711m) Visited Hutton’s Unconformity and other interesting geology Goatfell (874m) Caisteal Abhail (859m) via Witch’s step Great fun!


Author: Phil Newby